Thursday, March 15, 2012

Child's Bedroom Reveal

Today, I'm sharing my toddler's room. This room still has some work to go but like most things in our life, it is going to be a continual work in progress!

This bed is one of the very first projects I ever shared on Titus 2 Work in Progress!  My mother-in-law made the pillow shams out of three coordinating fabrics we picked out.

 I purchased this sweet, little corner china cabinet at a flea market for $90 three years ago. It is nice to be able to showcase memorable items and books without taking up a lot of space.

These old black and white photos are pictures of my mom from her childhood years. They are just precious and I enjoy having them displayed.

Do you remember my chest of drawers makeover? It goes great in Ellie's room now!

Are you wondering where I hide all the toys? In the closet.

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Monday, March 12, 2012

Tea Time

It has been awhile since I've shared tea time pictures! Don't worry, I still have been going out for tea from time to time! Recently, my good friend had a birthday...the perfect excuse for a trip to the tearoom!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Clip-on Earrings

I originally shared this tutorial over at Oopsey Daisy. I thought I would share it here in case any of you missed it :)

Anyone else living with a three year old princess? Or is that just me? Either way, my little princess loves all things dress-up and I decided to make my little lady some clip-on earrings. These were very simple to make and inexpensive.

Here's what I used:

  • Clip-on earring backs purchased at Hobby Lobby (print a 40% off coupon from their website before you go!)

  • Embellishments or charms. I used a leftover strand of pearls I had on hand and some ceramic cabochon charms (you can find a great selection on Etsy)

  • Hot glue gun

 I simply used my hot glue gun to adhere different embellishments to the clip-on earring backs. I would suggest testing out the earring backs before gluing, as I found there were a few duds in the pack I purchased.

Here's how the pearl clusters turned out:

And my personal favorites are the blue rose set:

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Friday, March 9, 2012

A Re-do of a Re-do

Do you remember my old lamp?

I painted it this fun, bright blue:

Annnd now I decided it was a little too bold for our living room. So, I repainted it! I'm loving this color even more because it matches our color palette so much better. The color is Valspar's Smoke Infusion gloss spray paint.

I've seen more of these ribbon and fabric lampshades at craft and antique shops. They can be very pricy and I made mine simply with the fabric and lace scraps I had laying around the house. You can read my tutorial for the lampshade {here}.

Thought you might like to see a close up of my vintage tablecloth. Such lovely embroidery!

I won the pitcher at a Bunco party my sister-in-law hosted. So much fun :)

The tray I have the pitcher sitting on is a Dollar Tree find! I just sanded it down and spray painted it to match the lamp. 

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The Big News

A few weeks back I announced that...

Yep. This was a total surprise and it took me a little while to get over the shock! I have a barely three year old and 10 month old, so I wasn't exactly looking to add a newborn to the mix. However, I fully believe God is in control. I'm thankful for this tremendous blessing and can't wait for the next several months to pass! Seriously. I have felt pretty lousy and have been taking a break from blogging and basically everything. In the mean time, I am constantly on a quest to find something I can drink. Most fluids make me even more nauseous so it is a constant battle finding what I can stomach.

Last week's winner was spa water. An ice cold pitcher of water with slices of lemon, lime and cucumber. It was so yummy and refreshing! I've also been adding lemon zest to my water and I've heard it provides even more health benefits if you use the zest. Enjoy...pregnant or not!

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Monday, March 5, 2012

Bruschetta {wheat thins style}

I shared a picture of this snack on my Facebook page when I first made it on a whim. I had no intentions of writing a blog post but when I took a bite of this yummy little snack, I knew I had to share more details with y'all!

So here you go:

You'll need wheat thins, basil pesto, cherry or grape tomatoes and mozzarella (I used fresh mozzarella.)

Grab your Wheat Thins and spread on the basil pesto. Here is the brand I buy. It is right next to the jars of marinara in the pasta aisle.

Top with a generous chunk of mozzarella and a halved grape tomato. Broil until melted and the crackers are lightly toasted. 

Delicious! The toasty crackers are sooo good and combined with the flavors of bruschetta = perfect! I didn't have high expectations for this snack but I seriously ate every. single. one. I think they would make a perfect appetizer for a dinner party. Hope you enjoy :)

On another note, I new winner has been selected for the embellished headband giveaway. Congratulations Julie!

Super cute Kristen! Love the aqua one!

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Thursday, March 1, 2012

Homemade Blueberry Baby Food

It would appear that I am on a baby food making kick! In reality, my 10 month old is just a big eater. If I don't make my own baby food, I'm pretty sure she'll eat us out of house and home. Nobody wants that. is another recipe for you :)

It is super easy and if you are opposed to microwaving baby food, by all means use a steamer. I always intend to but I'm often in a hurry to whip something up for the family to eat. I try to keep frozen veggies and fruits (unsweetened) in the freezer for making baby food.

Frozen, as opposed to canned, fruits and veggies retain more nutrients. Since frozen produce is typically flash frozen at their peak nutritional levels, they can sometimes be better than the fruits and veggies sitting in the produce aisle! Just food for thought...literally ;)

I just thawed a bag of frozen blueberries in the microwave (you could steam them instead or let them thaw in the refrigerator). Next, I transferred them to the blender. It won't take long to puree them! To serve, I mixed unsweetened, natural applesauce with a little of the blueberry puree (about 4:1 ratio). So I guess this could be called Blueberry Apple baby food, huh?  I won't use it all this week so I poured half of it into an ice cube tray to freeze for later use.

Both my girls (10 months and 3 years)  LOVE it!

Here are some of my other tips/recipes for baby food:

Homemade baby cereal

Baby food tips 

And the winner of the embellished headband is Nell! I don't have a contact email for you, so please email me within 2 days to claim your prize!

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